El Cosmico

802 South Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas 79843, USA

Lauren Modery

Created by one of Texas’ most revered boutique hoteliers, Liz Lambert, El Cosmico offers a true western experience with under-the-stars accommodations for the everyday adventure seeker.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The grounds have limited lighting, so make sure to bring a flashlight.


El Cosmico is unique in that each “room” is a stand alone structure, whether it be a retrofitted trailer, safari tent, teepee, or yurt. Guests on a limited budget are also welcome to rent a space for camping. Trailers typically offer their own bathrooms, AC, heater, and kitchenette, while tents, teepees, and yurts have any combination of heated mattresses and electrical outlets. All accommodations include access to bath houses, the hammock grove, and a communal dining area. Dutch hot tubs and bikes are also available to rent.

Dogs are welcome for a fee of $10 per night.

Photo: Nick Simonite
Photo: Nick Simonite
Photo: Nick Simonite
Photo: Nick Simonite


Lavatories come standard with trailers, but for those in tents, yurts, or teepees, there’s a rustic communal bath house. Showers, toilets, and sinks are standard.

In winter months it’s not uncommon for bathroom pipes to freeze, so keep your eye on weather temperatures before booking.

Photo: Nick Simonite
Photo: Nick Simonite


The largest building on the grounds, the Lobby House and Provision Co., is where guests can purchase curated sundries and Western wear, or hang with fellow travelers. Wireless Internet is limited, and the rustic yet charming lobby is the best place to snag Wi-Fi.

You can also bring your own tent and enjoy the property’s amenities for $20 per person, per night.

Photo: Nick Simonite


Communal use of kitchen areas is available, but there is no restaurant on the grounds.


Getting Around

El Cosmico is located slightly out of Marfa’s main hub. Though it’s only a .5-mile walk to the city core, driving might be preferable if weather is too warm or too cool. Public parking is easily accessibly within town.


Don’t let the no-frills ambiance and limited menu deter you—Marfa Burrito (6-minute walk) is one of the most beloved eateries in town. Guests commonly praise the homemade ingredients and spicy salsas. Do Your Thing (11-minute walk) coffee shop and artist hangout rotates out inventive savory and sweet porridges, toasts, and baked goods.


Young and old alike grab a cheap beer or two at the Lost Horse Saloon (13-minute walk). Pool, music, and generous outdoor seating make this the perfect low-key stop. If swank is your thing, pull up a chair at Bar Saint George at (11-minute walk) in Hotel Saint George. Craft cocktails and bar food are what they’re known for, but make sure to stop in during happy hour for discounted libations and fare.


If glamping is your thing, look no further than El Cosmico. This hipster haven is the spot to see and be seen and to mingle with fellow creatives. We love that there is something for everyone, whether you want to pitch a tent or unwind in a vintage Spartan, and the communal set-up makes for a unique experience in an unforgettable town.



Phones: 432-729-1950

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